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My Blue Odyssey Project – a sneak preview!

(This article has been previously published in moore:music)
Guitar not to scale……..

As the recording of “Blue Odyssey” continues apace, I thought it was about time I gave everyone a ‘sneak peek’ at what I have been up to, so I’ve put together a small sampler, giving a taste of seven of the songs that will eventually appear on the album. They are in no particular order, and in some cases aren’t perhaps the definitive mix, but I think they give an idea of the cross-section of influences I’ve drawn on for the project.  The tracks are as follows:

1 Parrot Beach Cafe – a song about a real venue that Miki and I visited in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Two of the musicians who regularly play there are featured on the track, Gil Franklin on slide guitar and Patrick ‘Jawbone’ Kenyon on blues harp.

2 Pass the Biscuits – a song about the legendary King Biscuit Time and its presenter ‘Sunshine’ Sonny Payne. broadcasting out of Helena, Arkansas, Sonny also appears on the full version of this track, and the drums are by Stef Cybichowksi.

3 Never get to Nashville – this song tells the story of our eventual journey to America, in Nashville style, of course! the full version will feature Cafe Crem’s Shelley House  on fiddle, and as a Delta airlines hostess!

4 A Mississippi Prayer – simply inspired by our time in the delta, absorbing the rich musical heritage, we couldn’t fail to be touched by it.

5 What a Night it Was – a strange tale….influenced by the night we got back to our hotel in Austin, Texas, to find that the whole area had been cordoned off by the Police, and the forensic teams were out in force.

6 A Cellarful of Dreams – This was a side of Nashville I hadn’t expected – an alternative scene, very vibrant and encapsulated by the Tuesday nights at The Basement. Great music, great memories. The song in full runs through several different styles, mirroring the diversity of the acts on stage.

7 Buttermilk Boogie – A bit of fun, inspired by my love of the Waffle House chain! I hope to submit the finished version to the company, so it may feature on the jukeboxes in each of their restaurants.

So, click on the player below to get a little taste of my forthcoming album!

Kev Moore

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July 4, 2010 - Posted by | Ca' Puccini, Entertainment, Kev Moore's Music, life, Music, travel, writing | , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. That’s a beauty. Very Starry Starry Night and Blue Suede Shoes.

    Comment by sittingpugs | July 4, 2010

  2. Isn’t it? There’s a series of them around Austin all realized by different artists.

    Which reminds me….I recorded a version of “Vincent” once as a little bonus for a CD single. I must dig it out and inflict it on you all! 😉

    Comment by kevmoore | July 4, 2010

  3. What a treat to hear all these snippets together! All these stories are coming together for a great album, Kev. But now I’m hungry for biscuits and gravy, with a couple waffles on the side 🙂

    Comment by shelleymhouse | July 5, 2010

  4. Thank you Shelley – makes me hungry listening to them too! 🙂

    Comment by kevmoore | July 5, 2010


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